Myanmar: Top 3 hangouts in Yangon

In Yangon for the evening? Here are the 3 spots to go to enjoy some delicious food & drinks, as well as a great ambiance and decor.

// Où aller à Yangon pour boire un coup? Non seulement vous allez boire des drinks délicieux, la nourriture y sont à couper le souffle aussi! Voici notre liste de 3 destinations à absolument ne pas manquer!

Hummingbird

This place is completely new and our friends had to go there to try it out… so obviously we tagged along! Hummingbird  has a charming setting and also has a rooftop that they will use for events & cocktails. The decor is cozy and makes you stay there and sip drink after drinks. The Jack Jar looked way too good on the menu that I had to take it. It’s Jack Daniels, Strawberry Jam, Chai Tea, Coconut Milk, Honey and all that topped with Guiness, Marmite and condensed milk foam. How fabulous does that sound? Mitch went for the Modern Mule. Delicious as well. We definitely recommend you to come have a few cocktails!

// Hummingbird est tout nouveau en ville (nous étions à Yangon en Mai). La place est de qualité pour ces cocktails. Mitch & moi avons pris un Jack Jar & Modern Mule. C’était à couper le souffle! On a aussi essayer ce que nos amis ont commandé et Jésus c’était bon!

L’atmosphère est hyper relaxe et la déco est sympa; parfait pour s’écraser dans le sofa, oublier le temps passé et boire pleins de cocktails! Ça vaut le détour, dites-nous ce que vous en pensez.

HummingbirdYangon.com | Address: 76 Phone Gyi Road, Phone Gyi St, Yangon | FB

 


Union

We had to go to Union to try the Scotch eggs but apparently a Soft Shell Crab Sandwich. Ordered our Myanmar Beers, our fried didn’t even need the menu to order the Union homemade Scotch eggs served with Remoulade & the Fried soft shell crab Sandwich with Asian slaw. The Sandwich made me go NUTS. I can’t even describe how good it was. I definitely want some more right now as I am writing about it. Arf. Get there and try it out!

// Nos amis nous ont amené à Union afin d’essayer deux de leurs plats préférés: le Scotch Egg & le sandwich au crabe mou, c’est tu comme ça qu’on dit ça en Français? Aidez-moiiii je ne sais plus comment écrire! Bref vous savez quoi commender, je l’ai écris en Anglais là là. Mais maudit c’était tellement bon! Vous devez absolument passer par-là pour essayer cette bouffe délicieuse. J’en veux LIVE tellement que c’est bon.

UnionYangon.com | Address:42 Strand Road, Botahtaung, Yangon | FB


Gekko

From the same owners of Union, Gekko is a fusion between Japanese & Korean cuisine. You can find tons of Japanese whiskies and our friends recommend the cocktails they do with it! We didn’t get the cahnce to try any wince we were so exhausted of the long day and needed a good sleep to catch our flight the next morning. So what we did was to enjoy some delicious Pork gyoza with Soya & karashi dipping sauce, Chicken & Bacon, mustard Yakitori nihon and a fabulous friend banana spring roll to dip in a chocolate fondu. If you want safe “Stix” food like what you see on 19th street (street food), Gekko is the place to get them! We didn’t want to take the risk of being sick. Our friends have been living there for a while and says that when you get sick, you pretty much want to die. So it was a no brainer for us to not try it! Tell us what you think of Gekko & their cocktails!

// Même proprio qu’Union Bar, Gekko est un mélange de la cuisine Japonaise et Coréenne. Vous pouvez y retrouver une large sélection de whisky Japonaise et les mixes qui y font sont absolument à essayer. De notre côté, nous étions trop fatigués pour boire encore plus alors on s’est contentés de bons gyozas, du poulet teriyaki et un délicieux dessert qui était du genre des bananes frites à plonger dans le délicieux chocolat fondant! Gekko, c’est comme l’endroit safe de manger ton BBQ sur le grill. Disons que tu n’as pas envie de tomber malade à Yangon. La bouffe de rue est souvent cuite le matin et est laissée toute la journée à vendre. Nos amis ont été déjà malade et ils habitent là, alors imaginer… À vos risque le Street Food!

GekkoYangon.com | Address: 535 Merchant Street, Kyautoda Township, 4th Quarter Rangoon | FB

 


We also heard of this place called Parami Pizza, sister restaurant of Gekko, but we didn’t have time & space in our tummies to go try it out. Maybe you should! Give us some reviews 🙂

ParamiPizza.com | Address:No. 11/C, Corner of Malikha St. and Parami Rd.  7th Quarter, Mayangone Township, Yangon | FB

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  • looks like a wonderful time! awesome pictures to cherish the memories as well.

  • Karoliina Kazi

    All of these places look amazing and the food so delicious. Your pictures are gorgeous as well!

  • Denise M

    The food looks amazing, I find it strange that you can go to Myanmar and get some scotch eggs. 😄

  • Always wanted to travel to South East Asia, Myanmar included. Love the amazing shots of the place. The food looks so amazing.

  • Jasmin N

    All of these places looks & sounds so wonderful! 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy
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  • Love30

    This sounds amazing and the food looks delicious! I’m now hungry 😄 Ree love30

  • ELLIOT HAMMOND

    nice.thnx for sharing